This section features music and articles about California-based activists who are using music to transform the lives of Angelenos and the communities that sustain them. Highlighting organizations and individuals that use music as a tool for community organizing, political engagement, and intercultural dialogue, this section documents the important role that music can play in promoting social and cultural change. During the Spring of 2012 students from “Performance and Politics of the U.S./Mexico Border”  wrote articles about musical responses to state-sponsored immigration laws.

A paper on Los Jornaleros del Norte entitled “Day Laborer Band Sings for Immigrant Rights” by Daina Beth Solomon, Class of 2012.

A paper on Outernational by Samuel Carton, Class of 2014

A paper on Los Cenzontles by Jasmine Tovar, Class of 2014.

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